From Zero To Millions in Customers and Revenues

Successful founding CEOs tell their amazing stories! Well, who can’t build a large company on “beaucoup buck” by hiring a powerful PR agency, crafty viral marketers, giving out product for free, running multi-million dollar burn rates, and securing exclusive distribution channels through Apple or Google by capitalizing on investors’ connections?

But can you build a product used by millions and/or generate millions in revenues without any, or on very small, investment? – These Extra-preneurs did it!

Come join the wonderful people who managed to do this: learn their secrets and ask them questions. Hang out and share drinks and snacks with our speakers as well as a group of like-mindedentrepreneurs, executives and other professionals- members of TEC Club (

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When: August 24 , 2011
Where: Suite 1400, 600 California street , San Francisco
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:00 – 8:30 – Presentation and Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 - Networking


EVENT SPONSOR: BPM Accountants and Consultants






Gleb Budman

With almost no outside investment, built a world leading data backup company, with millions in revenues and many petabytes of stored data. Backblaze is the easiest online backup service for $5 per month with unlimited storage. Backblaze's remote backup automatically backs up your data to a secure datacenter


Waleed Abdulla
CEO, Ninua (

Ninua - a top 400 Website in the US, millions of visitors, ~1M blogs use Ninua to socialize/viralize their content. If you could think of pretty much any successful blog, it’s probably on Ninua! – all this, on a tiny amount of investment (from fbFund and 500 Startups), and just raised seed round from


Pat Diven
CEO, is a magic viral button that helps your site visitors instantly share, subscribe and bookmark content, had grown to millions of users with no investment, and was sold just a few weeks ago to a Kleiner-based company. The growth trajectory has been quite impressive – only truly viral products like this could reach millions of users so fast.



Igor Shoifot
Co-Founder, has millions of users/revenues/profits on no investment. The Dude at a seed fund, ex-CEO of Microsoft WebTV Epsylon Games. Adjunct at Berkeley, author of upcoming book “101 Viral Marketing Tools”.

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart